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Kathleen Peddicord

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Kathleen Peddicord

The Pros And Cons Of Retiring In A Tourist Town

Posted by: KathleenPeddicord on Tuesday March 14, 2017 (03:51:29)   (9521 Reads)

Kathleen Peddicord

One of the most important questions to ask yourself when considering making a move to another country for retirement is whether you'd like to live in a highly touristed area or a place that's removed from the tourist path. Living in a tourism area can mean big annoyances, but it also has its advantages.    more ...


Columnists > Kathleen Peddicord

Kathleen Peddicord

This Top Caribbean Spot is Now Expat-Ready

Posted by: KathleenPeddicord on Monday March 06, 2017 (21:38:19)   (633 Reads)

Kathleen Peddicord

Stretches of the Dominican Republic's sandy coast, including in Puerto Plata and Punta Cana, for example, have been catering to tourists for a decade and longer, and it shows. These resort towns could be Cancun or any other resort town in any other country.    more ...


Columnists > Kathleen Peddicord

Kathleen Peddicord

Neckties, White Wine, and a Long and Sunny Coastline: Croatia

Posted by: KathleenPeddicord on Wednesday March 01, 2017 (22:36:16)   (858 Reads)

Kathleen Peddicord

Neckties and wine. Croatia may be better known for its long coast along the sparkling green Adriatic and its tumultuous, 1,000-year-long history, but, when I think of Croatia, I think of neckties and wine. This gorgeous, complicated country is the birthplace of both the necktie and the Zinfandel grape, two facts that reveal a lot about Croatia.    more ...


Columnists > Kathleen Peddicord

Kathleen Peddicord

The 2 Biggest Concerns Retirees Have Before Living Overseas

Posted by: KathleenPeddicord on Tuesday February 21, 2017 (21:50:03)   (8597 Reads)

Kathleen Peddicord

The Forbes reporter who interviewed me this week wanted me to give it to him straight.

“Living or retiring overseas,” he began, “is an exciting idea on the surface… but there must be downsides.

“What are the biggest concerns people have after making a move to another country, once the honeymoon is over?” he wanted to know.    more ...


Columnists > Kathleen Peddicord

Kathleen Peddicord

Top 10 Things To Do In Las Terrenas, Dominican Republic

Posted by: KathleenPeddicord on Tuesday February 14, 2017 (01:46:22)   (733 Reads)

Kathleen Peddicord

As we’ve been reporting lately… and as I can confirm from experience based on my own scouting adventures… in the Dominican Republic beachfront town of Las Terrenas, the sparkling Caribbean and the sands that fringe it are ever-present. As you’re coming and going around town throughout the day, you never have to look far to enjoy a view of the azure sea.    more ...


Columnists > Kathleen Peddicord

Kathleen Peddicord

10 Best Places To Walk On The Wild Side Panama Style

Posted by: KathleenPeddicord on Monday February 06, 2017 (22:36:19)   (823 Reads)

Kathleen Peddicord

Panama is a natural marvel.

Few places on earth offer the wildlife-watching, close-to-nature experiences you find here.

This country’s ecological riches are thanks to volcanic activity that took place more than 3 million years ago, when the Isthmus of Panama and Central America arose. This formed a land bridge between South and Central America that, in the millennia to follow, creatures of all descriptions have used to migrate from north to south and vice versa.    more ...


Columnists > Kathleen Peddicord

Kathleen Peddicord

Top 9 Places To Retire Overseas So The Grandkids Will Come Visit

Posted by: KathleenPeddicord on Monday January 30, 2017 (21:49:48)   (6307 Reads)

Kathleen Peddicord

One of the biggest downsides to retiring overseas can be the distance it can put between you and your grandkids. If this is a concern, consider choosing your retire overseas destination accordingly. That is, pick a place to relocate in retirement that’d appeal to your grandkids, as well.

Here are nine places to retire overseas where your family will beg for chances to come visit.    more ...


Columnists > Kathleen Peddicord

Kathleen Peddicord

The 9 Questions To Ask Before Joining A Gated Community Overseas

Posted by: KathleenPeddicord on Tuesday January 24, 2017 (04:25:55)   (382 Reads)

Kathleen Peddicord

If you’re considering the idea of retiring to a new country, one of the most important questions you must address is whether you will live among the locals in a neighborhood or whether you would prefer to be in a gated community.

Many people considering a move overseas have strong feelings about this.    more ...


Columnists > Kathleen Peddicord

Kathleen Peddicord

9 Best Places To Buy Real Estate Overseas In 2017

Posted by: KathleenPeddicord on Monday January 16, 2017 (23:09:08)   (3047 Reads)

Kathleen Peddicord

Time to take stock, regroup, project, and predict…

As we turn the corner from 2016 to 2017, we've been reviewing the world map to identify markets and destinations of particular interest, advantage, and appeal.

Which locations will be dead center on our radar in 2017?    more ...


Columnists > Kathleen Peddicord

Kathleen Peddicord

The Secret To Being Happy In Your New Life Overseas

Posted by: KathleenPeddicord on Tuesday January 10, 2017 (21:25:29)   (393 Reads)

Kathleen Peddicord

Holiday travels in the States these past couple of weeks gave us a chance to reconnect with extended family, old friends, and former business partners who reminded us, in turn, where we’ve come from…    more ...